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04 June, 2020 | (01 hr)

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The COVID-19 pandemic, which has crushed economic growth prospects, has added more antagonism and competition to US-China relations. Will it wreck the fragile trade truce, accelerate a tech separation, and fuel geopolitical competition between the two 21st century superpowers?  

After attending this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges that businesses will face under new tariff regimes and how to best navigate these successfully
  • Identify the key strategic and operational risks when doing business in China
  • Determine what the future of US-China relations means for multilateral institutions
  • Clarify China's future role for the Asia-Pacific region
  • Understand the impact of COVID-19 on income and wage inequality and poverty rates
  • Apply lessons from the on-going trade discussions and how COVID-19 may alter such conversations

Who Should Attend: Thought leaders, senior executives and principal policy makers responsible for strategy, ESG, security and defense, corporate & country risk, innovation, marketing & communications, government affairs, legal and finance, public policy and human capital


Leo Austin

Leo Austin
Senior Advisor, The China Center for Economics & Business
The Conference Board

Leo Austin is a Senior Advisor at The China Center for Economics & Business, The Conference Board.  He has lived and worked in China for twenty-two years and is one of few foreigners to have led a large Chinese-owned corporation. He has separately completed twelve major China investment ...Full Bio

Susan Shirk

Susan Shirk
Professor & Chair, 21st Century China Center
UC San Diego

Susan Shirk is research professor and chair of the 21st Century China Center at the School. She is one of the most influential experts working on U.S.-China relations and Chinese politics.

Susan's book Full Bio

Gregory F. Treverton, Ph.D.

Gregory F. Treverton, Ph.D.
Chairman (2014 – 2017)
National Intelligence Council
Co-Founder and Chairman
Global TechnoPolitics Forum

Gregory F. Treverton stepped down as chairman of the National Intelligence Council in January 2017. He is a senior adviser with the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a professor of the practice of international relations at the Universi...Full Bio

Professor Linda Yueh

Professor Linda Yueh
Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall
Oxford University
Adjunct Professor, Economics
London Business School
Visiting Professor, IDEAS
London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and Associate Fellow (Global Economy and Finance Department & U.S. and the Americas Programme) at Chatham House....Full Bio

Nick Redman

Nick Redman (Moderator)
Director of Analysis and Editor in Chief
Oxford Analytica

Nick Redman is Oxford Analytica's Director of Analysis and the Editor in Chief of the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. He leads the firm’s team of analysts and oversees the global network of 1500 experts, delivering actionable insight and trusted judgements that allow governments and companies...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president and global chief economist of The Conference Board, a global business research think tank headquartered in New York...Full Bio

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